Newcastle upon Tyne District Accounts 2016
Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Property
We heard from a number of churches who have looked at their buildings and how they could be used better, changed or developed. Chester-El-Street Methodist Church Identifying an outreach project that would draw people into the church saw the development of the building for a purpose other than ‘just’ worship and allowed a new building dedicated to this work. Monkton …
Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Together Weekends
Rev Pat Brooks shared her experience of the two Together weekends that have taken place in the district so far. These are a time of sharing faith together with those inside the church to empower us to go out and share our faith outside the church. Other sessions looked at praying for each other and prayer walking around the building. Rev …
Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : St Andrew’s Centre
Kathryn Stephens share the story of Southwick St Andrew’s Methodist Church and it’s partnership with Sunderland Community Church and the Eden project. There have been some big decisions made and there will be ongoing conversations about the future but Kingdom work is being done. You can read more at the links below. Sunderland Circuit Eden Southwark on Facebook
Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : One Opportunity
Helle Sewell who is the One Opportunity Co-ordintaor for the North East shared some of the work being done by young people across the area. You can find more information out about the One Opportunity here.
Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Shops
Angela Lishman shared stories from her circuits work in occupying local shops for shorts period particularly during seasons like Easter and Christmas. These have offered great spaces for people to open up, share stories or just drink tea. You can read more at these links Pop-up shop in South Shields Divine Intervention Helps Local Shops Credits – Empty Shop Ramsgate – …
Caring for those in Need
Synod heard testimony from a lady who shared some of her background of growing up in Newcastle in very difficult circumstances. She shared about her struggles with drugs and her journey to freedom from addiction to finding God and finding her calling in caring for others. This was first with a lady who had Huntington’s disease and now with teenage girls from difficult …
Christian Aid : Theodor – The refugee who never forgot
Synod heard from a Christian Aid representative who shared some stories of the work they do in the world and the support given through Methodist churches in the north east.